June 2024

On this Day – 18th June 1940

On this day in 1940, Winston Churchill gave a speech to parliament in which he said ‘What General Weygand called the Battle of France is over. I expect that the battle of Britain is about to begin.’ It was in this Battle of Britain that the radar technology developed at RAF Bawdsey proved vital, allowing the outnumbered fighters of the RAF to effectively meet and engage incoming enemy aircraft.

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On this Day – 18th June 1940